2021-12-29 —

"Wages were not set based on market forces but based on power disparities," said Bahn, meaning that people at the lower end of the income spectrum traditionally didn't have the means or power to ask for just pay.

But the pandemic may have fundamentally changed this dynamic: The old power mismatch "reflects an unhealthy and fragile economy," said Bahn. "We have this once in a lifetime chance to do something about it."

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